Category Archives: Make-up

Coveted Deeply

Five picks of things I’m coveting deeply.

Coveted Deeply

[1] Stila captured a little bit of Tokyo style in a makeup palette that features some serious pink and purple alongside some neutral shades. Just thinking of the ways I’d reinvent the smoky eye, or play with the color combinations makes the Stila ‘Trendsetting in Tokyo’ travel palette a fun, flirty, and unconventional set that’s great for a gal who travels as much as me.

[2] Bracelets never get boring if you’re styling them the right way, and I’m not sure if there’s a wrong way to stack the Rebecca Minkoff ‘Twiggy’ bracelets.  The braided metallic genuine leather set of five is ultra mod yet grounded, just like the style icon they were named after, and I love the little silver metal accent with the Rebecca Minkoff monogram.

[3] Jennifer Lopez always knows how to rock a floppy hat, and I’d like to take her lead this summer, considering that I plan to spend a little bit too much time working on my tan. I just love the simplicity of the two tone wide-brimmed hat from Zara, and the cute little bow doesn’t hurt.

[4] It doesn’t look like a floral print but it is, and the mix of yellow and blue and the transition from light to dark from the top to the bottom is ultra flattering. This Cacharel silk crepe floral v-neck dress is a basic but beautiful silhouette that cinches at the waist for maximum effect.

[5] I’m not usually a fan of reptile prints and textures, but these Rupert Sanderson Gallion peep toe pumps might just convert me. The grey and black suede pumps could pass for tweed from a distance, they’re sexy without trying too hard and I just happen to be a sucker for peep toes.

Amy Winehouse is Back [& Sober]… & Other News

Amy Winehouse

  • Amy Winehouse fans can rejoice, she looks clean and sober (don’t worry, the beehive & severe eyeliner are still intact), not to mention these new promo pics mean a new album is coming! – Jezebel
  • In the grand tradition of leaked celebrity sex tapes, and nude photos, Chris Brown lets it all hang out. — MediaTakeOut
  • Cross-dressing hits the Paris Fashion Week catwalk with model Mr. Andrej Pejic, who also notes that he’d consider a sex change if Vicki Secret offered him a contract. — HuffPo
  • Kate Middleton will be wearing a Sarah Burton (creative director of Alexander McQueen) original, down the aisle for her Royal nuptials. — Pop Eater
  • Between Burlesque and Ke$ha’s crazy example glitter nail polish made a comeback but in a few months Ke$ha will need this remedy for getting rid of the glitter from glittery nails, if only it’d work on her face. — Refinery29

March Madness: NARS Consultations at the Whittemore House Salon

The Whittemore House Salon

Jealous of the models from fashion week, or the Academy Award attendees that got all dolled up with NARS?

It’s just your (and my) luck that NARS is partnering with the Whittemore House Salon to celebrate the opening of the flagship location on Bleecker Street. Makeup consultations with NARS makeup artists will be available every Friday and Saturday for the entire month of March. Figuring out how to pull off spring makeup trends with guidelines from NARS professionals sounds a slice of heaven. The acclaimed Whittemore House Salon’s stylist work with the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mandy Moore.

It’s time to do some Spring cleaning, starting with updating your look, and there’s no better excuse than an opportunity to  get a makeup consultation, including a custom face chart and a VIP card that’ll give you 30% off at the new NARS boutique on Bleecker St.  You’ll need to book your consultation in advance, so start dialing the Whittemore House.

Whittemore House
45 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-8880

Offer valid throughout March, Friday (12:00pm) and Saturday (10:30am)

Dolled Up: Tropical Eyes

Dolled Up: Tropical Eyes Spring colors are making their way onto shelves and racks and I’m in love with the use of teal in Spring makeup. Teal is the perfect tropical color and it looks good on just about everyone, as long as you’ve got the guts to wear something a little less daring than brown, navy, or black eyeliner. Funnily enough, when I was in high school my school’s colors were teal and orange, a combination I couldn’t have hated more in those days, but have come to adore in the Estée Lauder shadow stick duo, the stick is called teal/pink, but the pink borders more on the side of orange.

Getting the Look:

Dolled Up: Tropical Eyes

    ■ Line your eyelid with a thick sweep of the teal end of the Limited Edition Estée Lauder Shadow Stick Duo in Teal/Pink, avoid putting any color into the inner corner of your eye.
    ■ Line the inner corner of your eye (both top and bottom) with the pink end of the shadow stick duo, overlapping a little bit of the pink on top of the teal.
    ■ Apply the pink end of the shadow stick duo to the crease of your eyelid from the inside to the outside of your eyelid.
    ■ Shade in underneath the crease with the orange shadow from the CoverGirl Tropical Fusion quad, and use the yellow as the highlight under your lid.
    ■ Apply Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara for feathery full lashes, or use the mascara of your choice.
    ■ Curl your lashes for a glammed up finish.